Five 3-D printing breakthroughs everyone needs to know about
The world of 3-D printing is changing fast. New materials are announced and new systems are proposed almost every month. And as with any fast-growing technology, there is a lot of hype. When something is announced it will get a lot of press and attention, but what do you really need to know to follow the industry? Below are five recent events that anyone that uses or follows additive manufacturing should know about. They impact not only the technology, but also the business side of the industry.
14 Ways Israel Inspired the World in 2016
ISRAEL21c brings you daily reports of Israeli inventions, innovations, discoveries and altruistic initiatives. Here we’ve chosen 15 of many that made a remarkable impact in the year 2016, including Nano Dimension's 3D printed human tissue.
3D Printed Circuit Boards: First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon
For makers, 3D printed circuit boards are no longer a mere dream. 3D printers, which can do DIY PCB printing, will become commercially available soon. The making of DIY circuit boards is a complex task. First, you’ll have to plan the PCB, make a 2D print of the layout, cut a copper plate, transfer the PCB layout to the copper plate, iron the circuit, go through the process of etching, cleaning, disposing… and after some hours of manual labor, you should be ready.
Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs
Nano Dimension Ltd. (Ness Ziona, Israel), has supplied the first DragonFly 2020 printer for 3D circuitry and PCBs to an Israeli defense electronics company. The unit is for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner’s site in the next few days.
7 Startups Driving Innovation in 3D Printing
The hype of consumer 3D printing might be fizzling, but the excitement continues to build for industrial applications. It’s a market still ripe for innovation and as expected there has been a surge of startup activity in the field of additive manufacturing.
Below we round up seven startups that are developing novel technologies and aspiring to be the next big thing in 3D printing.
The DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D Printer was a Major Achievement for a Recent College Graduate
If you’ve been following 3D printing news at all, it’s likely you know at least a little bit about the DragonFly 2020 printer. The electronic circuit board printer from Nano Dimension is, according to the company, the first-ever desktop printer designed for printed circuit boards (PCBs), and we’ve been following its progress from the initial announcement of its development to its unveiling at the Printed Electronics USA 2015 and SOLIDWORKS World 2016 conferences. While the printer is not slated for commercial release until toward the end of 2016, Nano Dimension is keeping us interested by revealing more and more about its development. While I feel pretty well-acquainted with the DragonFly 2020, it still continues to surprise me.
The days of printing a PCB prototype with a 3D printer may not be as distant as you might think. I spoke with Simon Fried of Nano Dimension about how 3D printing is becoming a reality, and how this disruptive technology will change the way designers produce rapid prototypes.
11 Innovations to Check Out at CES 2016’s Eureka Park
The Eureka Park Marketplace offers start-ups an opportunity to launch their new products, and this year CES will welcome innovations from 500 new companies, proving approximately 400% growth in the marketplace since its inception in 2012.